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Mesa to honor veterans with parade and benefit concert

Post Date:08/30/2016 4:25 PM
  • Lead The East Valley Veterans Parade will be held in downtown Mesa Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. A free Veterans' Benefit Concert will be held immediately following the parade at the Mesa Arts Center.

Mesa will honor veterans with the annual East Valley Veterans Parade Friday, Nov. 11. The parade in downtown Mesa will begin promptly at 11 a.m. with many veteran and military themed activities including the Fallen Soldier Memorial. As many as six high school marching bands are expected in addition to historic military vehicles and local entries.

The parade will begin on Center Street north of University Drive, travel south on Center Street and turn west on First Street. The parade will continue on First Street to Robson where it will end.

The 2016 Grand Marshal and Service Representatives from each branch of the U.S. military will be announced after Oct. 1. The parade is organized by the East Valley Veterans Parade Association. For more information, visit or call (480) 684-2324.

A free Veterans’ Benefit Concert will be held immediately following the parade at the Mesa Arts Center. Help support the Mesa Veteran’s Programs while enjoying a free concert, live performers, food trucks and more! Donations will benefit Housing Our Heroes to provide housing for homeless veterans. Visit or call (480) 644-6536 for more information.

Please plan to join us at the East Valley Veterans Parade and Veterans’ Benefit Concert to demonstrate support and never ending appreciation of our military veterans, active military and their families.


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Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699  


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